FOCUS OF THE MONTH
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly,
that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good
works. These things are good and profitable unto men. — Titus 3:8
Sister Lillian Divers – May 28 – Class 08
Sister Tamara Henry – May 29 – Class 04
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Overview: Holy living and good deeds should be our lifestyle. As we devote our whole heart in obedience to God and others, whether secretly or openly — God will reward us. As much as lies in us, live peaceably with all men. Just as God has shown us mercy — we must do likewise towards each another.
When we sin, repent. Remember, God honors our brokenness. Let’s accept God’s forgiveness and love as we humble ourselves and draw closer to Him. He will restore the joy of our salvation. We may not always feel up to the next ministry assignment that God gives us, but our relationship with Christ will allow us to trust and rely on the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit helps us overcome our hesitations and fears. He will give us everything we need as He teaches us to serve and honor God in all that we do. We can be totally confident that God is our foundation, even though life will shift and become uncertain from time to time.
We must trust and obey God’s Word with our whole hearts during stormy times.
Monday, May 29, 2017 – Let Honor Meet Honor – Matthew 6:1-6
Focus: Our good deeds and holy living should always honor God. Let’s devote our whole hearts in obedience to Him and others whether openly or in private and He will reward us.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:58; Colossians 3:17, 23-25
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Expect and Extend Mercy – Luke 18:9-14
Focus: Just as we expect God to show us mercy when we sin, we too must extend mercy to others.
Scriptures: Psalm 51:1-4, 12-13; Matthew 5:7, Psalm 51:1-4, 12-13
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – The Beauty of Brokenness – Psalm 51
Focus: God honors our brokenness when we are genuinely sorry for our sins. Let’s accept God’s forgiveness and love. As we humble ourselves and draw close to God, He will restore our joy.
Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 7:10; James 4:7-10
Thursday, June 1, 2017 – Everything We Need – 2 Peter 1:1-11
Focus: We may feel inadequate when facing a challenging task. We must allow the Holy Spirit to help us overcome hesitation and feelings. It is then we will have all we needs met to continue serving and honoring God and others.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9; 2 Corinthians 9:8-15
Friday, June 2, 2017 – Table Rock – Luke 6:46-49
Focus: God is our sure foundation. Life can sometimes shift and become a threat. We must trust and obey God’s Word with our whole heart during these times of storms.
Scriptures: Job 13:6-16
Thoughts from Sister Clovia Thompson
Have You Taken It To Jesus?
This week’s lessons focus on honor, mercy, power, brokenness, provision and God’s Word. Everything we need for a godly life, God has provided:
Have you taken it to Jesus?
Have you left your burdens there?
Does He tenderly call you?
Have you surrendered to Him your cares?
Have you taken it to Jesus?
Just the problem that is pressing you now?
Are you trusting Him completely;
With the when, the where, and the how?
Oh, the joy of full surrender —
Of our life, our plans and our all
Proven far above our asking
That our God answers when we call.
He gives us the strength to go on when things are going the worst.